Vocabulary: estimable


Title: Game Change
Author: John Heilemann
Author: Mark Halperin
Sentence: The estimability of the putative Clinton endeavor hovered over the discussion, weighing on Obama.
Page: 63

Word: estimable
Definition:
  • worthy of esteem; deserving to be respected or valued
  • Etymology: ME & OFr < L aestimabilis < aestimare: see esteem
   Source: YourDictionary.com

After thinking about it, I have seen the word estimable usually preceeding some distinguished person. But I am sure I have never heard ‘estimability’.

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